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South Loop Review

Creative Nonfiction + Art

About South Loop Review: South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art magazine publishes essays and memoir, lyric and experimental forms, non-linear narratives, blended genre, photography and art. We look for personal essays and memoir with fresh voices and new takes on presentation and form. As well, we look for photography and art that creates a strong resonance.

Contact Information:

Managing Editor: Josalyn Knapic

Columbia College Chicago

Department of Creative Writing

600 S. Michigan Ave.

Chicago, IL  60605

Phone: (312) 369-8240



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: yes Email submissions: no Reading period: 9/1-1/1 Response time: 6 months Payment: copies Contests: yes (see website) ISSN: 1943-071X Founded: 1997 Issues per year: 1 Distributors: Ubiquity Copy price: $10 Average pages: 160 Sample price (postpaid): $10 Subscription 1 year: $10

Publisher’s description: South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art is a literary journal of creative nonfiction and art. We publish essays and memoir, lyric and experimental forms, non-linear narratives, blended genres, as well as art and photography. We publish established and emerging authors.

South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art is for audiences who look for strong, compelling, resonant voices to give insight into contemporary experience, and cultural phenomena. Our goal is to present artists and writers who, through the energy of their voice and vision, engage audiences and motivate thought.

South Loop Review: Creative Nonfiction + Art is published annually by the Nonfiction Program of Columbia College Chicago's Department of Creative Writing. It is edited by Tom Nawrocki and an editor's panel of graduate and undergraduate students.

Recent Issues:

The current issue of SLR (Volume 15, 2013) features interviews with Dinty W. Moore, T Clutch Fleischmann, and Kate Zambreno; essays by Aimee Baker, Emma Bolden, Francisco Cantu, Emily Arnason Casey, Kate Dernocoeur, Stephanie Dickinson, Jaqueline Doyle, Jennifer Eisenhauer, Keith Flynn, Aleah Goldin, Therese Halscheid, Rachel Michelle Hansen, Kari Jackson, Dave Kelly, Markey Koga, Marissa Landrigan, Sonja Livingston, Elizabeth Rosen Mayer, Megan Nix, Andrew Payton, Michelle Primeau Premchand, Rikki Santer, Michael Schmeltzer, Susanna Space, Natalie Vestin, Naomi Washer, Charter Weeks, Ruth Williams, Tarn Wilson, Lia Woodall, Nicole R. Zimmerman; and photography/art by Nico Amortegui, Eric Gould, Sarah Jamison, CJ Nye, Michael Peterson, Tony Smith, Doug Stapleton, Gwynneth VanLaven, Charter Weeks, Jacob Yeung.

The current issue of SLR (Volume 14, 2012) features the winning essay—“Belongings Of” by Shawn Fawson—of SLR’s 2012 Contest judged by Ander Monson. It also includes interviews with Claudia Rankine, John Bresland, and Tom Montgomery Fate.


last updated 1/28/2014